• 12Apr
    Categories: musings Comments: 4

    Some time back, I posted a tutorial for the Crossroads to Jericho block.

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    Since then, both my retreat group and our guild used the block in a swap.  As usual, I love to see what people do with a set of blocks.  It’s amazing how every quilt looks different, and some of the look REALLY different!

    Here’s the one Pat put together, putting the blocks on point with black sashing and setting triangles.

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    Nellie chose a straight set and sashed hers with black and use aqua cornerstones and a nine-patch-and-stripe border.

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    Then it really got interesting.  Lynda wasn’t thrilled with the block as it was, so she laid a double wedding ring ruler over it and cut!

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    That got me to thinking, so I sliced mine in half twice on the diagonal and put them back together with some black setting squares.

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    Melinda was inspired and decided to cut hers in half twice also, then add “feet” and rickrack handles to make baskets!

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    Ann cut her blocks in half once for baskets and added appliqued flowers!

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    Pretty amazing!

  • 26Mar

    I’m always saying, “Make it your own!”  When you make a quilt from a pattern, do you want it to look just like the pattern or do you want to “make it your own?”

    Our quilt guild had a block of the month last year, and the ladies really did a great job of making each quilt individual while still following the pattern.  These quilts were on display at our quilt show earlier this month, and I  just had to share them with you.

    I love when quilters do something unique with the border, like this one from Merri.

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    Carol not only did fun little cabin blocks in the corners, she limited her palette to mostly blacks and grays with touches of red and gold.

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    Wow!  Check out this picket fence border that Melinda made.

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    I love Joe Ann’s use of stripes in her quilt, and the little touches of patriotic fabric.

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    Lynda incorporated a great novelty farm print in her border.

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    Gloria, who was the designer of the quilt, hit the mark with her homespun border.

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    Bev’s use of pastels adds an interesting twist.

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    Nellie really surprised me by using all polka-dot fabrics!  As a lover of polka-dots, I thought it was superb.

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    Nancey’s cheery, bright colors look great and I love the piano key border.

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    Audrey’s clear colors make for a crisp looking quilt.

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    Loretta loves blue and she did a fine job of working some blue into her quilt.

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    Ann stuck with traditional colors in this version of her quilt…

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    …but she wasn’t satisfied with just one—she made two!  They couldn’t look more different and both are terrific.

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    The reds in Marian’s quilt really pop.

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    What a talented bunch of ladies.  I’m so glad to be a part of this group with them.

  • 15Jan

    Last month the Longview, Washington library had a red and white quilt show.

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    It meant a snowy, 150 mile round trip drive from here, but I’m so glad we went.

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    I’ll just be quiet and let you enjoy the show!

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